Before the beep

Kònic thtr

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Work in Progress Showing

Rosa Sánchez and Alain Baumann of Kònic thtr present excerpts of past works in performance, installation, and interactive technology, and share the status of their current work in progress, Before the beep—a dance performance piece inside an interactive and distributed installation, which allows the public to participate both remotely and in person. A dancer is the core, activating the information generated by the audience on-site through the use of cell phones, and through text and audiovisual input from the audience connected via the Internet. Before the beep refers to the changes of perception in interpersonal communication mediated by new technologies, and to the spaces that this mediation generates.

Hélène Lesterlin

Kònic thtr is a Barcelona-based artistic platform aimed at contemporary creation among art, performance, new technologies, and science. Its main focus is the development and application of interactive technology in artistic projects. Led by Rosa Sánchez and Alain Baumann, Kònic thtr creates performances, concerts, installations, and videos that incorporate audiovisual and multimedia languages, performance, music, and dance with interactive technologies.

Before the beep
Studio 1—Goodman
September 1, 2011, 6PM

EMPAC 2011-2012 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust), and the New York State Council for the Arts. Special thanks to the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts for support of artist commissions.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
NEFA - New England Foundation for the Arts
State of the Arts - NYSCA